It could have been more, says Fonte

By SFC Media Sun 16 Oct Saints vs Burnley

Southampton skipper José Fonte felt the team were fully deserving of their win over Burnley at St Mary’s, which he felt could have been an even greater scoreline.

Saints registered a total of 34 shots in the game to Burnley’s six, and although both sides netted from the penalty spot, Fonte felt the hosts were dominant.

“I’m happy with three points,” he told reporters after the game.

“It maybe should have been more but, at the end of the day, we got the win, we move up the table and we feel good about it, so now we move onto the Inter Milan game.”

Charlie Austin struck twice in the second half to get Saints going, though he was denied from handing Saints a dream start by a fantastic save from Tom Heaton which kept the Clarets in the contest.

“It was a great save from Tom and great credit to him, but still I think we should have taken at least one or two of the one-v-ones that we had,” said Fonte. “Nevertheless we got the job done in the second half and we’re happy with the three points.”

Fonte made his 250th league appearance for Southampton, but praised first half substitute Sam McQueen for his efforts in his first Premier League game as he replaced the injured Matt Targett at left back early on.

He said: “It’s always tough to come on and he hasn’t played many games for the first team, so it’s fantastic for him to come on and do a good job as it’s not easy to do so.”

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